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Michael Charles Cimasi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Amherst, NY

Cimasi Law Office
66 Park Circle
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: 716-560-1171
Fax: 716-271-2512
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 2014
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%), Criminal Defense (20%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%), Health Care (10%), Mergers & Acquisitions (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael Charles Cimasi is the founder and owner of the Cimasi Law Office in Amherst, New York. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Buffalo, Amherst and Niagara Falls region, Mr. Cimasi provides exceptional advocacy and support to those who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Criminal defense

·        DWI and traffic ticket defense

·        Parole violations

·        Title IX claims and administrative hearings defense for college students

·        Health law

·        Mergers and acquisitions

·        Dispute resolution

·        Evictions and landlord/tenant issues

Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Cimasi has earned a reputation as a diligent and tenacious attorney who meticulously prepares each case with an eye on achieving the most favorable outcome for his clients. Whether inside or outside of court, he maintains an unwavering focus on his clients' needs while working hard to protect their rights and interests in all legal proceedings.

Recognized for his exemplary professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Cimasi has received numerous accolades from his peers along with many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients. He has received excellent client ratings on Avvo as well as the site's Clients' Choice award in 2017, and he has earned recognition as an emerging leader in his field.

Drawing upon his extensive legal knowledge, Mr. Cimasi has served as an adjunct professor for the State University of New York at Buffalo since 2011. He has also conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics, and he has several publications to his credit.  

Active in his legal community, Mr. Cimasi is a member of the New York State Defenders Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Erie County, the American Bar Association and the St. Thomas More Guild. He also volunteers his time and legal services for various organizations in his area, and he received the Attorney of the Morning award in Eviction Defense from the ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Mr. Cimasi earned his Bachelor of Arts in History, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2006 and his Master of Arts in Sociology from the school in 2015. A graduate of the State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Mr. Cimasi obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 2013, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%Health Care
  • 10%Mergers & Acquisitions
Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Health & Health Care Law


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

About Michael Charles Cimasi

First Admitted: 2014, New York

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York  
  • American Sociological Association, 2015 - Present  
  • St. Thomas More Guild - Member, 2014
  • Erie County Bar Association - Member, 2011
  • New York State Bar Association - Member, 2011
  • American Bar Association - Member, 2011
  • New York State Defender's Association - Member, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Msgr. Adamski Polish Saturday School of Buffalo — Board Member, 2018 - Present
  • St. Benedict School, School Board — Board Secretary, 2013 - Present
  • Mark Diamond Research Fund Policy Committee, UB Grad School — Chairman, 2015 - 2017
  • Student Relations Committee, UB Alumni Association — Committeeman, 2013 - 2015
  • SUNY at Buffalo Hiring Committee, Office of Int’l Education (UUP / SL 2&3)
  • Pro Bono Criminal Defense in Western New York Justice Courts:, 2016 - Present
  • West Side Rowing Club of Buffalo — Coach & Volunteer, 2002 - 2006  
  • ECBA Volunteer Lawyer's Project - Lawyers for Learning Program, Volunteer Tutor, 2012-2014
  • Zoning Board of Appeals - Town of Amherst, NY - Member, 2015
  • Canisius High School - Buffalo, NY - Member, Alumni Board of Governors, 2017
  • Erie County Justice Courts - Pro Bono Criminal Defense, 2016
  • St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church — Lector & Pastoral Councilmember, 2003 - Present
  • Attorney of the Morning Program, Volunteer Lawyer’s Project — Attorney Volunteer, 2014 - Present


  • Pro Bono Service Award, Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Erie County Bar Association (2017)
  • ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Eviction Defense (Attorney of the Morning) 2017  

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Notary Public (NYS) - Qualified in Erie County, 2014

Educational Background

  • State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, M.A., Master of Arts in Sociology, 2015
  • State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, B.A., Bachelor of Arts in History with magna cum laude, 2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Position paper and master's thesis tracing the interactional change between "town and gown" and entrepreneurial academia over time in tangible policy language via analysis of key strategic planning reports spanning the past forty (40) years at one public research university, the University at Buffalo , Reassessment of Purpose: Planning for Academic Capitalism at the State University of New York at Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo, Department of Sociology, 2015
  • Michael Charles Cimasi & Charles R. Cimasi. “The Rumors of the Death of Private Practice are Greatly Exaggerated,” WNY PHYSICIAN MAGAZINE: Vol 4, October 2017
  • SUNY Buffalo State College, Sociology Department – Adjunct Faculty, 2016 - Present
  • SUNY at Buffalo, Sociology Department – Adjunct Faculty, 2015 - Present  
  • SUNY at Buffalo, Millard Fillmore College – Adjunct Faculty, 2011 - 2016

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Defense
  • Healthcare Law
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Medical Practice Management
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Office Location for Michael Charles Cimasi

66 Park Circle
Amherst, NY 14226

Phone: 716-560-1171

Fax: 716-271-2512

Last Updated: 5/10/2021

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